View Full Version : Chili Powder

02-27-2008, 06:32 AM
While I am a big advocate of blending my own with a variety of chilies, I am currently without any stock and am not in a position to
restock at the moment. Consequently I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a "commercial" or premixed chili powder?
Maybe one of the options from Penzeys ? Regular, Medium, or Hot? I like the heat but obviously want the flavors of the chili's to
come through. Thoughts?

Rusty Barton
02-27-2008, 07:10 AM
Gebhardts is a good brand. It has been used by many winners of the International Chili Society - World Champion cookoffs.

International Chili Society - Winning Recipes (http://www.chilicookoff.com/Recipe/Recipe_Categories_Search.asp?Cat=1&StatusID=4&Champ=1)

The Penzeys "Chili Con Carne" chili mix is real good with hardly any heat.

Penzeys Chili Con Carne (http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyschilicon.html)

Paul K
02-27-2008, 07:13 AM
Penzey's chili powder (http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyschilimed.html) is pretty good. It's a solid, no salt, recipe and you can be assured they are using fresh ingredients. I can't recommend any mixes from the standard grocery stores. Even though the book "Smoke and Spice" recommends Gebhardt's brand of chili powder, I've never been a big fan.

02-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Rusty, Thanks. I have not seen the Gebhardts brand in NE and I appreciate the ICS link. Hadn't stumbled across that.
The Ingredients in the "Chili Con Carne" mix sound good although I think I'd have to kick up the heat a bit.
Paul, the medium is what I was thinking of going with but saying something is "medium" is so relative.
Have you tried the hot? So many times a medium is a mild to my taste!

Paul K
02-28-2008, 12:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Have you tried the hot? So many times a medium is a mild to my taste! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No I haven't. Because 'you can add, but can't take away', I'd recommend the medium and at the same time, order some ground chipotle, arbol, or cayenne for heat.